Newspaper Page Text
VOL. V. HOLBROOK, ARIZONA, SATURDAY, APRIL 14, 1900. NUMBER 18 PACIFIC COAST NEWS Important Information Gatberea Around the Coast. ITEMS OF GENERAL INTEREST A Summary ef Late Xventa That Ara Boiled Down to 8 jM sir Buf Header A postoflice was established at Lucia, Monterey county, with Lucia Danl as postmaster. Rev. T. A. Boyer of Stockton thinks that Jack Cook is not inspired, but merely a phenomenon. The state central committee of the People's Party has been called to meet in San Francisco, Friday, April 13. The people of Modesto, Madera county, have voted for a $20,000 bond issue for erecting1 and furnishing a school building'. The Tulare Register intends getting out a special edition in 'honor of the floral carnival to be held in the city on the 19th, 20th and 21st inst. Ex-Chief Justice Judd of Hawaii is in San Francisco on the way to Honolulu. Several months ago he was stricken with paralysis, and is now a helpless in valid. He was born on the islands, to which he is returning, perhaps to die. Representative of the greavance com mittee of railroad brotherhoods met with Collis P. Huntington, president of the Southern Pacific company, at San Francisco, and fixed upon Thursday at 2 o'clock as the time for the com mittee to hold a conference with the bead of the Southern Pacific system and make formal complaint against the proposed relief plan. At San Francisco the twenty-third annual session of the Grand Lodge of the Ancient Order of United Workmen of California opened In Odd Fellows' hail. About 450 delegates were in at tendance. Grand Master Workman J. i-,., Collins presided. Supreme Master Workman John C. Bickford of Man chester (N. H.) was present. The re port of the grand recorder, F. S. Poland, shows that the amount of relief granted California by the relief board was 340,886. T. V.. PoWderly, commissioner gen eral of immigration, has sustained Commissioner North in refusing to al low H. Inowie, a Japanese immigrant, to land at San Francisco. Inowie came here armed with a contract issued in Japan by an Immigration company. In consideration of the payment of an amount of money, the company agreed to assist Inowie in landing by giving a. bond tt insure that he would not become a public charge. Powderly agrees with Commissioner ' North in holding that the making of such a con tract rendered Inowie within the mean ing of the immigration law, a contract laborer. Tidal Wave at Dunsmuir. Victoria (B. C.) It is reported that a tidal wave carried away the new wharves of the Dunsmuir collieries at Ladysmith, with a loss of $50,000. The wires are down, and details may not be secured for some hours. Pen That Saved Big Trees. San Francisco. At a meeting of the California Club there was a formal presentation ty Mrs. A. D. Sharon of the gold pen with which President McKinley signed the joint resolution that saved the Calaveras big trees, It was purchased by Representative Devries. He sent it to the club by Mrs. Sharon, who was in Washington at the time the bill was presented, represent ing the club in the bill's favor. Domínguez Appointed. Frank Edward Domínguez, clerk of Department Six of the Superior Court, received a telegram from Washington informing him that he had been ap pointed Fisrt Assistant Secretary of the Pillppine Commission at a salary of $2500 a year and expenses. " Mr. Domínguez was ordered to report at fian Francisco on the 13th of April to sail for Manila, and to be "prepared to stay five years." He will leave Los Angeles April 10. . Cabinet Instructions. Washington. The Cabinet meet ing was largely occupied with t.a Instructions to be given to the Philippine Commission. These instruc tions have not yet been completed, but it is expected they will be ready in time to reach the commission at San Francisco before their sailing day, the 15th inst. It is understood that the Eubstance of the instructions will be made public when completed. The question of the appointment of a successor to Assistant Secretary Web ster Davis was discussed briefly, as was the candidacy of Admiral Dewey. . Urge Exclusion Laws. San Francisco. The San Fran cisco Labor Council declared against any amendment of the Chinese exclusion act that will make it less stringent than at present. They also urge Congress to reenact this law at the proper time, with amendments which will prevent Its evasion. Con gress is also asked to immediately pass a law for the total and perpetual ex clusion from the United States of all Japanese other than those accredited by their government on its diplomatic staff. The California Congressmen are requested to take prompt action in the matter. Philippine Ports. Washington. The division of cus toms and insular affairs of the War Department made public a statement of the foreign vessel movements at the ports of Manila, Hollo, and'Cebu, Philippine Islands, from the date of American occupation to December 12, 1899. The statement shows that the total number of foreign vessels that entered the ports named during the period above mentioned was 517, with a total tonnage of 607,577. The total number of foreign vessels that cleared from the above ports during the period mentioned was 505, with a total tonnage of 630,901. Good Old Earthquake. Seattle (Wash.) A tremendous up heaval, accompanied by wonderful changes, occurred in the Mt. Baker dis trict, March 27. What had once been the valley and bed of the Nooksack River is now a hill seventy feet high, The noise of the upheaval was heard at Hamilton, ten miles away. A report of the occurrence was brought to this city by D. P. Simons, Jr., who was Jn the vicinity at the time, looking over tim ber lands. Simons says he heard the noise of the upheaval, which sounded like heavy thunder. He and his party were much disturbed, and began Inves tigating. They journeyed in the direction from which the sound came, and were as tonished to see a huge mound of earth. nearly a quarter of a mile square, where formerly there had been a val ley. In places the mound was seventy feet high. Nooksack River had been turned from its course, and ran around one side of the hill. Nearly in the cen ter of this high bank of earth was a large lake. A forest had formerly oc cupied the ground, and the trees which had escaped destruction stood up from the water. There were cracks here and there in the mound large enough to engulf a horse and wagon. There was a smell of sulphur in the air, and It is Simons's impression that the dis turbance was caused by gases under neath the mountain. William Hadley, a trapper, whose wrecked cabin now stands in the cen ter of the huge earth mound, was ab sent at the time of the upheavel, and thus escaped death. Governor Leary had Asked for Relief. Washington. To set at rest the stories tha have been in circulation to hte effect that Captain Leary is to be relieved of the naval govrenorship of the island of Guam because of dis satisfaction with his administration of affairs, the navy department has seen fit to establish beyond question the fact that the officer is to be relievd solely at his own instance. ' It is stated, moreover, that the department is more than satisfied with the manner in which Captain Leary has discharged the difficult and delicate duties to his care. His letter is as follows: "Government House, Agana Guam, "February 8, 1900. "I have the honor to request that upon the expiration of my sea cruise as a captain, on the 24th of July, 1900, which will make my two and a half years, I be relieved from my present duties and ordered to my home. "With the 15 months immediately prior to my appointment commanding the ram Katahdin, I will have had 45 months of almost continuous sea ser vice, and as my presence will be needed at home for domestic reasons, I re spectfully request a prompt relief. -Very respectfully, "R. P. LEARY, "Governor of Guam. "Secretary of the Navy." The statement that Russia is intrig uing against the Bagdad Railroad is branded in German government circles as a British invention. GENERAL NEWS ITEMS The News of the State, Nation and the World HOST INTERESTING HAPPENINGS From Bverywhero will be found In thta Column. Item that Inter act Everybody Reports from Washington intimating that Germany is instigating Turkey to take unfriendly action against Ameri can meats are emphatically denied by the German Foreign Office. A Berlin cablegram says Dr. Nansen has arranged with a firm of Lelpsic publishers to publish a five-volume work containing the scientific results of his polar explorations. The work will be in English. The Peking correspondent of the Lon don Times', telegraphing Thursday, says: "In deference to a request made by Li Hung Chang, the Chinese Min isters in London and Washington will be allowed to retain their posts some time longer." Joe Scott, a negro, was mur dered and his house set on fire by two unknown negro men near Birmingham, Ala. Before the fire department could reach the place the building was completely destroyed, to gether with adjacent houses. Robbery is supposed to be the motive for the crime. The Worcester (Mass.) Machine Screw Company has entered into a combination with the Chicago Screw Company, the Detroit Machine Screw Company and the Western Manufac turing Company of Lockport, which latter concern operates large rolling mills. The new company is named the Standard Screw Company, and is in corporated under the laws of New Jer sey, with a capital stock of $1,500,000. City and village elections were held throughout Nebraska with the excep tion of Omaha. The main issue in most of the smaller places was li cense, and the results are mixed, the greater number of towns apparently being favorable to licensing the traf fic for another year. While party poli tics cut little figure In the smaller towns, yet Republican gains are notice able all over the State. South Omaha for the first time in its history elects a Republican Mayor by 300 plurality. Lincoln gives the largest Republican majority for years and makes a clean sweep on the local ticket. Salt Interests are Combined in a Trust. New Tork. The Spanish-American Salt Company has filed articles of in corporation at Trenton, N. J. The common capital stock is stated to be $3,500,000, and the incorporators are A. Lupo Gesulfo of Palma, Majorca, Spain; Juan M. Ce-ballos, Mark Ma- clay, Archibald S. White, Frederick F. Culver of New York and Oscar L. Gu- bleman of New Jersey. The Queen in Dublin. Dublin. In spite of the rain Queen Victoria drove out in the vice regal grounds in a garden chair. Owing to the continued wet weather, she did not visit the city merely Indulging In a short carriage drive in the park. Great anticipations have been aroused in con nection with children's festival, when tomorrow's children's festival, when 30,000 youngsters from all parts of Ireland will be given a chance to see Her Majesty. Poor of Ponce. Ponce (Puerto Rico.) Announce ment having been made that the Puerto Rican Benevolent Society would relieve the poor of Ponce, the town is simply overwhelmed with an army of starving or pauperized folk. No fewer than 200 men, women and children, sick and starving, are liv ing in the corridor of the City Hall and in a kiosk on the plaza. Most of these are fed by the society. Letters have been received announcing that 5000 more are on the way. Test of Kearsarge. Washington. The naval Inspec tion board returned to Washing ton from Fortress Monroe, hav ing completed the two days' sea trial of the battleship Kearsarge. Admiral Rodgers, the president, says the test was completely successful. The ship went out from Hampton Roads into a stiff wind, and spent two days in such movements as- would be incident to active service In the navy. There was no hitch of any kind. The hull is strong, the engines afford more than the minimum speed requirements, and the battery functions were perfectly performed. Vanderbilts Absorb Railroads. New York. The Times says the con trol of the Reading Railroad has been acquired by the Vanderbilts. Not only is the vast mileage, with the extraordi nary coal land holdings of the Reading Company taken over by the Vander bilts, but two other important railroads are incidentally absorbed. The Lehigh Valley and the Erie system are to be merged into the Reading, and the Reading, with these acquisitions, be comes the property of the Vanderbilts. This assures the settlement of anthra cite coal troubles the unification of anthracite coal mining and transporta tion interests. Now it is Miles. New York. The World says: "Gen. Nelson A. Miles is willing- to be the Democratic nominee for Presi dent. He has so stated to his friends, and ten days ago he visited William C. Whitney to talk with him about the possibility of rfis being nominated. "Mr. Whitney told the gentleman that all the leading gold Democrats were as much opposed to the nomina tion of Bryan as they were when he was nominated four years ago, but he did not commit himself to the sup port of the general. He merely took the matter under advisement, and said he would consult with his friends." Clean American Hog. Washington. Secretary Hay , has addressed a vigorous protest to the Turkish government against the proposed edict excluding American pork from Turkey. The note enters an em phatic denial of the pretense of the unwholesomeness set up against our pork as a basis for the exclusion, and pointedly makes it necessary for the Turkish government to support its con tention by adequate evidence before it can enforce the edict without serious results. The officials here are confi dent, as the result of the complete failure of the German officials to make good such assertions . respecting our meats, that the Turkish government can make no better showing. Dunraven's Shooters. London. Dunraven's Sharpshooters started for South Africa amid the usual scenes of enthusiasm, j Lord Dunraven at the last moment decided to accompany the force, and has been posted as supernumerary captain on the battalion staff. The idea of forming the corps orig inated with Henry Seton-Karr, mem ber of Parliament for St. Helens, who is well known in ranching circles in the western part of the United States. The men weie chosen for their shooting capabilities. In one company alone seven of the men had figured In ihe final stage for the Queen's prize at the Eisley shooting tournament. The corps is going to Beira, and will Join Gtn. Carrlngton's force for service on the northern border of the Transvaal. A Total Wreck in Texas. Fort Worth. The south-bound pas senger train on the Fort Worth and Denver City Railroad was wrecked near Channing. The coaches caught fire and the entire train except one coach burned. It is reported that six or seven people were killed, among them the Wells-Fargo express mes senger, Chapman. Superintendent Goode and Train master Mills in a special car with a number of physicians left for the scene. The wreck was caused by a washout. The fireman and express messenger, it is believed, were burned. The local Wells-Fargo officer received a message from Channing to the effect that It was impossible to tell the number of pas sengers killed. Dewey May be Vice-President. Washington. There is a report here coming from apparently good sources, that Admiral Dewey may ac cept the nomination for Vice-President on the Democratic ticket. The under standing is that overtures to that end are being made to him by the Demo cratic managers, who are pointing out that it is impossible for him to get the Presidential nomination from either of the great political parties. Tammany After Him, New York. A special to the Press from Philadelphia says: "Robert A. Van Wyck, Mayor of New York, representing Tammany Hall, and other Democratic leaders of New York, also representatives of Tam many, came to Philadelphia today to confer with Admiral Dewey regarding his announcement that he would aocept the nomination for the Presidency.'' Belgian Hare Folly. The Fresno Republican is responsible for the statement that the Fresno County Game Protective Association contemplates "purchasing and turning loose 400 pairs of Belgian hares in the county to multiply for the benefit of hunters In the future. Commenting on this idiotic proposition, the Breeder and Sportsman says: "It is hardly possible to believe that an organization of intelligent sportsmen can so seriously entertain, such a course in the light of now widely-known facts concerning the in troduction of one member of the rodent family, the English rabbit, in Aus tralia and New Zealand. These rab bits, like their cousins, the Belgian hares, are burrowers and multiply rap- ' idly. In the course of a few years after their advent, the increase was so numerous that they became an ab- ' solute pest, which has not been eradi cated, after thirty years of unrestricted endeavor and the expenditure of mil lions of dollars. Vast stretches o country were ruined for agricultural and grazing purposes, and in the in fested rabbit districts thousands of miles of "rabbit-tight" woven wire fences were erected, this being the only method which insured raising a crop of vegetables. Many efforts were tried to exterminate the rabbit with out result At present, it Is reported some 50,000,000 rabbits a year are canned and sent to European, markets, where cheap canned goods are in de mand. They are also sent in cold storage vessels to England. It is need less to go into details regarding their destructive qualities, and the immeas urable amount of damage resulting in the countries named. Planting Tree Seeds. T. P. Lukens, Esq., of Pasadena, who voluntarily has devoted his time and labor for the past six weeks to expert- ments In, reforesting the mountains in this vicinity, has made a report of his work to the president and directors . of the Forest and Water Association of Los ángeles. He says: "February 13, we started work along the trail of Mount . Wilson, . beginning on the ridge between the. east fork of Eaton Cañón and Henneger's Flats, at an altitude of about 3600 feet. We planted about 8500 seeds of the Pinua Tuberculata, 8000. Ponderosa, and 1000 Gefreyi (or black pine,) on the south east quarter of section 1, township 1 north, range 12 west, and northeast, quarter of section 12, same township. 'Also, from March 12 to March 16, inclusive, we planted in Islop Cañón, a tributary to San Gabriel River, on a slope of a high hill to the north of the canon, sloping toward the river. "Besides mis, Mr. Nichol planted for one week on the southeast quarter of section 26, township 4 north, range 12 west. This was on the north slope of the west fork of Eaton Cañón, on which was planted Sequoia Gigantea. "A summary of our work this win ter is as follows: Ninety-six thous and seeds planted; fifty-eight days" labor at an expense of $98.50, which Includes food, seed, etc. Nothing, however, was paid for labor. The weather has been unfavorable for the work, and if we don't have more rain but few of the seeds will grow this year. They are well covered, however, and will grow next year, or when the rain does come. "We found abundant evidence in the burned district th&t the moun tains were once heavily timbered, by the presence of numerous large stumps of pine trees, burned to, and some times below, the surface of the ground, many of them several feet in diameter. . The first-swept areas show a very perceptible weakening. The soil is all consumed each time, and much of the growth is killed, root and branch, giving way to lighter and more Inflammable growth. ' "We hope that every influence will be brought to bear oh the officials at Washington to Increase the force of rangers very largely. The few that have been employed have done good work In preventing and extinguishing fires, making trails, and cutting fire breaks. Until the mountains are thor oughly provided with trails and fire breaks there should be one man for each 2000 acres, where each man now is expected to care for 50,000 acres, and In some reserves even more. The Perris correspondence of the Riv erside Enterprise writes that the al falfa lands are being irrigated by "riv ers of water" from the big pumping plants on the east side. The new plant at the Chandler ranch is now in suo cessful operation. The well, which is 200 feet deep, gives a continuous flow oC 100 inches of water.